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Thursday, April 14, 2022

RRR presents... COOK IT, EAT IT, LIVE IT by Jo Kenny - REVIEW!

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're still bookish, but we're going non-fiction with a special interest title that definitely checks a few boxes for those that like to hang out in the kitchen. That's right! It's a Cookbook and not just any one at that, for it's not simply about the food and how to put it together, but the story behind the recipes, the ideas on how to truly create meals to remember. Ready to check things out? Alrighty then! Make room on your plate for today's Rachel's Random Resources featured title...

Cook it, Eat it, Live it

Cook it Eat it Live it is written by Jo Kenny, food writer and owner of

In this first publication, Jo offers readers a vibrant and varied collection of recipes inspired by both travel and family ties to the UK, Japan, Guyana, the Caribbean.

This delicious collection of every day recipes satisfies appetites for light bites, indulgent dinners, fresh sides and delicious desserts.You’ll find a spectrum of dishes from rich, earthy flavours to fresh aromatics giving you meals to enjoy year round. All recipes are firm favourites in Jo’s own household and cooked regularly. This is family style, every day inspiration to ensure no more boring dinners.

Recipes are punctuated with stories of travel, food inspirations and a personal philosophy of enjoying food unapologetically. Cook it Eat it Live it is about finding happiness in the little things and injecting some joy into every day life through wholesome, exciting meals.


The thing I love about cookbooks is the food...I mean, that's what we come for, right? New ideas, something delicious, a little inspiration to put on the table for one or twenty...but there is something special about smaller, or more personal cookbooks like this.

The recipes it contains are varied, as are the difficulty/skill involved in making them, but they all feel like a good home cooked meal waiting to happen. What I mean is, smaller or more intimate cookbooks that don't go for masses upon masses of recipes seem to care more about the recipient of the meal versus making a big to-do...almost like the author is inviting you in for a meal right off their very own table. I can see the steam coming off the Orange and Garlic Chicken legs fresh from the oven, and smell the aroma of the Perfect Spiced Potato Wedges as our mouth's water in anticipation of the delicious meal at hand. The extra point of interest with this one is that combined with the author's stories and recipes, there are also how-to's on making pasta, when to plant and harvest your own vegetables, and even a few basics on setting up your pantry for cooking success.

So whether you're looking to make your next dinner party more personal, or jazz up your everyday dining room table, this book has a few suggestions on how to take it from humdrum to delightful without a ton of fuss. A great idea for budding chefs and foodie's alike!


About the author...

Jo is a food writer from Bedford, living with her husband Alex, newborn son and Kimchi the cat. Her website was founded in 2012. Starting out as a personal space to capture cooking and food adventures, it has evolved into a public hub for recipes, cooking guides and food inspiration. Jo is passionate about fresh ingredients eaten joyfully, intuitively and adventurously.


Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the ecopy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun...

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

1 comment:

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Whilst personally a disaster in the kitchen I do nevertheless enjoy cookery books and this one sounds like a GOOD cookery book in that not only does it provide the recipes but it goes into so much more.

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